Spicy Margaritas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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6 large limes

Kosher salt

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) silver tequila

3/4 cup (6 ounces) Cointreau

2 serrano chile peppers, very thinly sliced (seeds and ribs included)

3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Prepare the glasses: Remove a strip of zest from one of the limes using a vegetable peeler. Juice the limes; you’ll need 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) juice. Spread 3 tablespoons salt on a small plate. Rub the lime peel and a little of the juice around the rims of 6 glasses and then dip the rims in the salt. Fill the glasses with ice.
  2. Make the margaritas: In a pitcher, stir together the tequila, Cointreau, chile slices, red pepper flakes and lime juice. Pour into the glasses.
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